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Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Manufacturing investment ‘delayed by EU referendum fears’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

Published: 03-May-2016

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

Published: 29-Apr-2016

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for Best New Idea.

Published: 27-Apr-2016

3dChef partners with confectionery firms to develop next generation candies

3dChef to develop next generation candies

3dChef has partnered with a number of confectionery firms to develop next generation candies, sweets and decorations for the pastry industry.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Science vs taste: Nestlé and Mondelēz reveal different takes on candy nutrition guidelines

How do Nestlé and Mondelēz set candy nutrition guidelines?

Nestlé says it is primarily guided by science when setting nutrition guidelines for its confections, while Mondelēz International takes account of multiple factors, but says consumer preference and taste is key.

Published: 21-Apr-2016

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Food and drink retailers’ growing interest in lean manufacturing is a “massive opportunity” for manufacturers, according to Lauras International, which is sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar focusing on the topic at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 08-Apr-2016

Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

Food manufacturers should tell a good story

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Published: 29-Mar-2016

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient sustained consumer demand rather than a brief moment of superfood fame? A radical re-think of how you control the supply chain can help. FoodNavigator spoke to two companies that are doing just that.

Published: 22-Mar-2016

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

Benny Shoham

Founder & CEO - GreenOnyx

How do you ensure nutrients are fresh? How about growing them in a ‘superfood machine’ in your kitchen? US start-up GreenOnyx has the technology, an Asian micro-vegetable called khai-nam and is set for launch on both sides of the Atlantic.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

Social media has transformed the way food manufacturers can engage in emotional marketing and foster brand love among consumers – but tread carefully because it also magnifies errors if you get it wrong, warns one digital marketer.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Dr Jorg Spieldenner, Nestlé Research Centre public health chief;

Jane Badham, managing director, JB Consultancy

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against exploitation.

Published: 10-Mar-2016

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are changing the food industry from trailblazing new ideas to providing new growth models, and both big businesses and small start-ups need to collaborate to innovate. The benefits are mutual, says Jeremy Basset, founder of Unilever’s incubator scheme.

Published: 08-Mar-2016

Food manufacturing webinar focuses on lean and green

Lean and green food manufacturing webinar: register now

The latest thinking on lean and green food and drink manufacturing will be the focus of a free access webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 01-Mar-2016

Four reasons to stay in the EU: Greencore boss

EU referendum: vote to stay, says Greencore boss

Four factors explain why the food and drink industry would be much better off if the UK voted to retain EU membership rather than opting to leave, Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney told the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders Forum in London.

Published: 22-Jan-2016

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to taste, it’s the fruit flavor that continues to appeal to a mass audience.

Published: 12-Jan-2016

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part of their diet, but how will the category evolve in 2016 and beyond?

Published: 08-Jan-2016

Marketing to the ‘elderly’: Overcoming the taboo of getting old

Marketing to the ‘elderly'

There is a need for public health strategies and products to address Europe's rapidly ageing population – but how easy is it to market such products when nobody wants to admit that they’re getting old?

Published: 21-Dec-2015

What opportunities does the backlash against sugar create?

What opportunities does the backlash against sugar create?

From links with obesity and type 2 diabetes to government taxes, sugar is currently experiencing a backlash. FoodNavigator met up with experts in the field at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) to ask what this means for industry – is the future sugar-free?

Published: 21-Dec-2015

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

The digital age has changed everything – fragmenting both consumer taste and industry response to it. Is your business tuned in to a shift that is pushing start-ups front and centre like never before or are you soon to be swept away?

Published: 16-Dec-2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Published: 14-Dec-2015

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy food product, based on work by their colleagues at New Nutrition Business.   

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Three changes food industry must make to boost health

How the food industry can boost consumer health

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

Published: 20-Nov-2015

Food business starters should be hungry for knowledge

Food industry new starters offered top tip

Young people starting their food business careers should hungry for knowledge about the roles they’ve taken on and slip a “finger in lots of pies”, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) boss Jane King. 

Published: 03-Nov-2015

Genius feels benefits of own-label manufacturing

Free-from food firm benefits from own-label contracts

Manufacturing own-label products alongside its branded free-from bakery items has helped Genius Foods build stronger relationships with retailers, according to the firm’s boss.

Published: 19-Oct-2015

Dutch supplier unveils egg protein with pre-diabetic positioning

Dutch supplier unveils egg protein with pre-diabetic positioning

Dutch company Newtricious is bringing a new egg protein hydrosolate ingredient market with data backing its cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits.

Published: 14-Oct-2015